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Pittsburgh - Columbus Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Pittsburgh to Columbus. Traveling by bus from Pittsburgh to Columbus usually takes around 3 hours and 29 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance162 mi (261 km)
Shortest duration3h 20m
Cheapest price$51.99
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Pittsburgh to Columbus

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

4.3

1.0

Irene Christleda Kamal

June 2, 2019- Vacation

Greyhound

Pros: One of the worst experience I ever had.. Whole journey myself and others had urine smell all over bus.. The bus stinks very badly.. I complained to driver.. He took no action at all.. Cons: Please do something to remove the urine smell from the bus. Tips: Don’t ever travel with toxic smell in buss.

How much is a bus ticket from Pittsburgh to Columbus?

Bus tickets for a trip from Pittsburgh to Columbus cost $60.99 on average. Consider it a bargain when you can snag tickets for less than $60.99. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

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Bus tickets from Pittsburgh to Columbus are expected to cost between $57 and $73 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Columbus within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $61. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Pittsburgh to Columbus, mark your calendar for May. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $52. However, taking the bus from Pittsburgh to Columbus during December is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $59. The best way to find deals on a trip in December is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 26 days in advance to save up to $40.74.

What bus companies travel from Pittsburgh to Columbus?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Pittsburgh to Columbus. Greyhound connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound43h 29m$69.27
  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 4 bus trips from Pittsburgh to Columbus every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 29 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Columbus usually start from $52.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 29 minutes to cover the 162 miles from Pittsburgh to Columbus. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 20 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Pittsburgh to Columbus, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Pittsburgh to Columbus every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Pittsburgh to Columbus without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Pittsburgh to Columbus; ticket prices start at $140.00.

City Information

Pittsburgh

Once the epitome of American industrial power, Pittsburgh has recently seen new waves of changes that turn it into a vibrant destination for visitors, especially for families. When in Pittsburgh, don’t miss out on the chance to hop on the Duquesne Incline and get to the top of Mount Washington. You will be rewarded with a panoramic view of where the three rivers collide, which offers plenty of excellent photogenic angles. Culturally-inclined travelers will find the Senator John Heinz History Center the perfect place to spend a day in. It does not just offer exhibitions on the city’s history but also on its baseball and football legacies, as well as Heinz products. Whether you are a sports fan or not, it is worthwhile to check out the Heinz Field, which provides a unique waterfront view.

Pittsburgh’s staple is pierogies, and some of the highest-rated eateries that include the dish on their menu are Pierogies Plus and Penn Brewery. These establishments serve other Eastern European dishes for your enjoyment as well. For traditional American eats, Eleven has an excellent selection.

Jefferson Lines, Greyhound, and Fullington Trailways all provide intercity transit service to Pittsburgh, and visitors can catch their buses at the Grant Street Transportation Center. You can also catch Amtrak trains at the nearby Pittsburgh Union Station. The main airport of the city is the Pittsburgh International Airport, which is located 10 miles west of Downtown. Another alternative is the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, 44 miles east of the city.

Columbus

Brimming with life and cultural events, Columbus is the affordable destination of your dreams! Featuring a budding art scene, Columbus attracts art lovers through the exhibitions at the Columbus Museum of Arts where children and adults alike can indulge in thought-provoking artworks. Fans of sports should not miss out on a baseball game at Huntington Park, which offers reasonably-priced tickets; it is also rarely crowded. For those who simply want to stroll about, the German Village offers a quaint and scenic view rarely seen elsewhere.

As the sun goes down, dig deeper into the German heritage of Columbus by enjoying a traditional schnitzel dish at the Schmidt's Restaurant and Sausage Haus. When you are looking for a quick snack, Bodega serves some of the best sandwiches in town, and there are up to 47 varieties of craft beers for you to choose from.

Columbus’ busiest bus station is located on E Town St., and it offers intercity bus trips to Cleveland, Chicago, New York and many other cities. The Columbus Union Station was the first union station ever built, and it’s served by Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited and Capitol Limited train lines. The local airport, the John Glenn Columbus International Airport, is located on the east side of the city, 6 miles east of Downtown. It provides access to 31 other airports.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Pittsburgh?

Pittsburgh Intermodal Station / Grant St Transportation Ctr  - PGHIMS-0

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Main departure station: Pittsburgh Intermodal/Grant St Trans Ctr

The Grant Street Transportation Center on 11th St is the primary transportation hub of the city. It sits right across the street from the Amtrak Station, and its downtown location makes it convenient to access all of Pittsburgh. The station offers intercity bus services from popular lines such as Greyhound, Fullington Trailways, and Jefferson Lines, with destinations including New York, Philadelphia, and Washington. Ample parking is available at the station, and surrounding amenities include multiple hotels and takeout venues.

All bus stations in Pittsburgh:

  • Pittsburgh Intermodal/Grant St Trans Ctr

Where does the bus arrive in Columbus?

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Main arrival station: Columbus, OH (Bus Station)

The Bus Terminal at 111 E Town St is Columbus’ hub for intercity bus service on a variety of carriers including Jefferson Lines, Greyhound, Miller Transportation, Barons Bus Lines, and Amtrak Thruway. Conveniently located in downtown Columbus, the station’s area features several parking lots, hotels, and fast food restaurants. The waiting area within the station building includes restrooms, vending machines, and even arcade-style games if you’re prone to boredom while waiting for the bus. From this station, you can travel to destinations including Cincinnati, Chicago, and New York.

All bus stations in Columbus:

  • Columbus, OH (Bus Station)

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